Whether your whole school observes Opposite Day or you are just looking for fun activity or two to heat up your classroom in the middle of January, there are plenty of ideas out there to help. Teacher Peach did a bit of detective work to find some quick activities and worksheets that you can use help incorporate Opposite Day into your classroom. Check these out—or don’t, as we say in the land of oppo-speak!
Opposite Day Lesson Plans and Activities
When looking for activity ideas, Scholastic and PBS have some great resources. We found some sample activities from them as well as from a few other resources.
- This quick activity is for young kids just learning the words: backwards, opposite, and reverse.
- This Pre-K/K activity has students play movement games to help them learn about opposites.
- This Pre-K/K activity will have students polishing their observation skills.
- Have students practice learning antonyms and then play a game of BINGO. This activity is appropriate for students in grades 3–8.
Free Printables from Around the Internet
With just a few clicks, you’re sure to find some easy Opposite Day printable worksheets and flash cards. These will save you a search.
- This site for preschool activities has some delightful, printable worksheets.
- If you’re looking for flash cards, this site has a couple options for quick and easy, printable flash cards.
- If you’re looking for a specific theme, these owl opposites printables will be right up your alley.
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Have a great Opposite Day on Monday. Share your action plan here!